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PALISADES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION...CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SERVING OUR COMMUNITY!

SAVE THE DATE!  Palisades Community Foundation will be holding its Annual Family Run and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, May 15th.  This year's run/walk will take place on the wooded Cross Country trail on the middle school property.  Details to follow regarding registration and COVID safety protocols for this event.  Sponsors are appreciated.  Click here for information -  SPONSORSHIP LEVELS-2021

SUMMER CAMP COMING TO PSD - STAY TUNED FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION!

Palisades School District and the Upper Bucks YMCA are teaming up to provide a summer recreational camp for all elementary school-aged children in the district this summer!  Arts, crafts, outdoor games and swimming are just some of the activities that will be available at camp this summer!  The camp will be held at Palisades Middle School on Monday through Friday beginning on July 12th and running through August 13th.  Before and after care will be available each day of camp for your convenience.

Summer is just around the corner...stay tuned for more!

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CALENDAR BIZ:  Here is the updated Calendar for PSD - Please note that Monday, April 5th is now a regular school day for staff and students!

HOT OFF THE PRESS:  Friday, April 23rd is now a half day for students.

2020-2021 District Calendar revised 3.12.2021.pdf

LOOKING AHEAD...The first day of school for the 2021-22 school year (all grades) is scheduled for Monday, August 30, 2021 for those planning summer vacations!  The calendar is linked here for your perusal:  District Calendar 2021.2022 approved 1.20.2021.pdf 


Annual Golf Classic


FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR THE GOLF OUTING FLYER: 
SUPPORT PALISADES FOOTBALL - Annual Golf Classic

Pirate Flag

PIRATE PRIDE!!! SHOUT OUTS AND ACCOLADES FOR OUR STUDENTS!

Haubert Competing Places 5th at PIAA State Championship:

On March 12th at the PIAA State Championship wrestling tournament, Ben Haubert placed fifth in the 172 lb. weight class.  

Congratulations to Ben for an outstanding wrestling career and senior season! Ben will continue his education and wrestling career at the Citadel upon graduation. 

Trickel Recognized by Widener University:

Widener University has recognized Samantha Trickel for an accomplishment during Spring 2021. Her outstanding leadership and civic contributions made her the recipient of this award.  Congratulations!

PALISADES LOGO GEAR FOR SALE:

Get your Pirate Gear Now! This semester's Entrepreneurship class is running the school store as Pirates Supply Co. We offer the same great items as last semester such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats and masks in a range of sizes from small to 2 or 3XL! If you are interested in purchasing from our school store, please visit our website and to place an order, fill out this Google Form: Pirates Supply Co. Order Form.

Thank you for supporting our future entrepreneurs!

~Pirate Supply Co. Team 

ORDERING A PHS YEARBOOK:

The following is a link to purchase this year's edition of the PHS Yearbook:  Preorder yours today!

https://studentservicesco.com/palisades/palisades-high-school-yearbook/

Food Drive

LAST CHANCE...PLEASE DONATE BEFORE THE END OF MARCH!  PHS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FOOD DRIVE:

In response to the damage done to our community by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Honor Society at the high school will be holding a food drive through March to support the Saint John Lord’s Pantry and the Quakertown Food Pantry. Any donation, particularly those in the ‘needs’ lists, would be greatly appreciated and will have a positive impact on many people in our area.  MarchFoodDrive.pdf  Please drop your donated items off at the high school.

Field Hockey Clinic - Grades 6-8th

The high school field hockey team is running a spring clinic.

When? May 11,13,18, 20, 25 & 27th. 

Where? Clinic will be held at the high school turf field from 2:30- 4PM.  Students will be able to take the bus over to the high school after dismissal, pick up will be at the high school turf. 

Fee: $30.00  $5 a session. 

Checks make payable to Palisades Sports Boosters

All proceeds go towards the high school field hockey team.

Players will learn the fundamentals of field hockey, play games and win prizes and learn the love of the game. Sticks will be provided if you do not have one, all covid procedures will be followed. 

To sign up please email Kim DeNato: 

Daughter’s name, grade 

Mail checks to 4710 Durham Road Kintnersville Pa 18930  Attention : Kim DeNato 

kdenato@palisadessd.org  (Deadline May 7th ) 


Kindergarten Registration

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2034!

Here is the link to register your child for the upcoming school year - REGISTRATION LINK.  In order to complete the registration for your child, you must provide a birth certificate, immunization records and three (3) proofs of residency - see letter below.  After your child's school is assigned, more information will be forthcoming about orientation, assessment of your child for math and literacy, as well as an opportunity to meet with our school nurses and counselors.

Kindergarten 2021-22 Letter.pdf

In order to begin kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year, your child must be five (5) years of age before September 1, 2021.

Please share this information with your friends and neighbors!

Art Show 2021

MORE STUDENT NEWS TO CELEBRATE FROM OUR ART DEPARTMENT!

Greetings!  
The following artists (see attachment) had their artwork selected for a very small art show at the office of Rep. Shelby Labs (formerly Rep. Quinn) located in Doylestown.  The art show will run for the month of April. 

Congratulations to these young budding artists!  Mrs. McNichol is so proud of them for always doing their best and sharing their creativity with all of us!


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UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS (All Virtual):

04/07/21 - Policy Committee 5:30PM
04/07/21 - Regular School Board 7PM
04/14/21 - Education Programs and Services 6:30PM
04/15/21 - Joint Operating Committee (UBCTS) 8PM
04/21/21 - Fiscal Committee 6PM
04/21/21 - Regular School Board 7PM
04/28/21 - Facilities Committee 6:30PM
04/28/21 - Athletic Committee 7:30PM

Public is encouraged to attend our School Board Meetings; use *6 to unmute when appropriate.

FROM OUR BUSINESS OFFICE:

As of right now, the Local Earned Income Tax filing deadline has NOT been extended beyond the April 15, 2021 due date.  While the PA Department of Revenue and the IRS announced that income tax filing deadlines for their 2020 final returns are extended to May 17, 2021, no such change has been made for the Local Earned Income Tax Filing deadline. Keystone will continue to monitor announcements from the Governor’s Office, the State Legislature and the Department of Community and Economic Development regarding any potential change in the filing deadline.   Absent notice from at least one of these entities, the April 15th deadline cannot change as it is set by statute.  Returns filed after this date will be assessed statutory penalty, interest and costs regardless of extensions by the PA Department of Revenue and the IRS. 

Any questions regarding the filing deadline should be directed to Keystone’s redesigned website, www.KeystoneCollects.com, or to Keystone’s Taxpayer Services Department at (888) 328-0565.



Palisades Cyber Academy

DID YOU KNOW...

FREE health screenings are available for all students enrolled in the Palisades Cyber Academy.  Please check your email this weekend for a notice to register for a time slot for your child's health screening at their school.  Health screenings will take place at your child's assigned building from 12PM until 6:30PM(*).  Please make a reservation using the link in the email you received.  Any questions, please contact your school nurse - 610-847-5131 - PHS: Mrs. Fulton at ext. 2011; PALMS:  Mrs. Harwick at ext. 1011; Durham Nox:  Mrs. Neeld at ext. 3011; Tinicum:  Mrs. Hahn at ext. 7011 and  Springfield:  Mrs. Sadow at ext. 6011.


(*) Elementary students can be screened at their home building until 3PM.  Appointments after 3PM will be seen at the high school.

REMINDER: If you would like to advocate for the proposed CYBER CHARTER FUNDING REFORM legislation (proposed cap $9500), please contact your legislators:   https://www.palisd.org/school_board/about_our_board_of_directors/contact_your_legislator


ENROLLING FOR 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR:  Students who are currently enrolled in a cyber charter school (not Palisades) and wish to enroll in the Palisades Cyber Academy or return to face to face instruction, please contact the Community Relations Office at 610-847-5131, ext. 2401 or email dholmes@palisadessd.org


CSP Program Spring 2021

REGISTER NOW FOR SPRING PROGRAMS:  Click here for programs running this Spring!  Looking forward to offering programs at our schools again.  Please note that our programs this Spring are off site or outside.  CLICK HERE


Tennis Anyone
Register for Spring Community Tennis at PHS Courts: Click on this link for registration information - PSD BCTA 2021 Tennis Schedule.pdf

Riegelsville Library Presents

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free dental exams

REMINDER TO...

Kindly notify our nurses of any COVID-related developments at covidnurse@palisadessd.org - this is extremely important and allows us the opportunity to quickly perform a case investigation and execute the necessary follow up if as a positive case is reported.  
BUCKS COUNTY LAUNCHES NEW RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Rental Assistance Program
FREE TAX ASSISTANCE FROM THE BUCKS COUNTY OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL:

The Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) is offering free tax assistance this year for those who made $57,000 or less in 2020.

See our website for more information: https://www.bcoc.org/i-need-help-with/taxes/tax-appointments/

Because many AARP tax sites are closed, we are filling up quickly for the season, but scheduling online is the easiest way to get an appointment. We are scheduling well into March at this time.

Egg Your Yard
Now this is a creative fundraiser for our PHS Field Hockey Team: Egg Your Yard - Easter FH poster.pdf
Lenape Chamber
LENAPE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE YOUTH CONCERTS -
Video Recorded Concerts for Music Education

The Lenape Chamber Ensemble is pleased to present for education of music students through high school live video/recordings of our most recent chamber music concerts. 

The high definition video/recordings, made possible through a grant from the Lehigh Valley and Arthur Judson Foundations, are available at our home website: Please direct your attention to the children's/youth concert page.

http://lenapechamberensemble.org/children  

The concerts feature personal introductions by our musicians, who are highly acclaimed international artists.  Their friendly insights provide students with approachable context to understand the music. 

Currently posted is our popular Fall Baroque concert.  This presentation features Bach, Handel, Gabrieli, Telemann and Purcell for violins, viola, cello and harpsichord.

Later this Spring, we will be notifying you of the posting of our most recent March concert highlighting works of Dvorak, Respighi and Mozart including piano, violins, viola, cello and double bass. 

Please enjoy sharing these wonderful presentations with your children.  We invite and welcome any feedback you may have to enhance this educational opportunity.   

Silver Creek Events
Silver Creek Athletic Association Website
 

Plumstead Hawks

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PALISADES YOUTH SOCCER:

Interested in Travel Soccer? Come check out a practice:

  • 2004-2005 Boys: Sundays 11-12 (Turf), Tuesdays 8-9 (PALMS)
  • 2011-2013 Girls and Boys: Sundays 12-1 (Turf), Wednesdays 7-8 (PALMS)
  • 2008-2010 Girls: Sundays 1-2 (Turf), Tuesdays 7-8 (PALMS)
  • 2007-2010 Boys: Sundays 2-3:30 (Turf), Wednesdays 8-9 (PALMS)
  • 2003-2007 Girls: Sundays 4-6 and Thursdays 7-8:30 (Turf)

Masks are required and parents must drop off at the door for PALMS practices (no parents inside - school policy).

Interested in Spring Intramural?  More info can be found here: https://www.pysanet.com/page/show/6191569-spring-intramural

And look for info on Summer Intramural and Beach Blast coming in April.

Questions? Email Nikki Bowen nbowen@pysanet.com

Bucks Camp Expo

HELP WANTED:

Jerry Fritz
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT:

Looking for summer work?  Jerry Fritz Garden Design is seeking to expand our team with hard working individuals.  We are an award winning landscape design & build firm, providing high quality landscape design and fine garden maintenance to our very loyal clients.  We are looking to fill positions on our landscape team, servicing our clients (not at the retail nursery, since Linden Hill Gardens is closed).

Please email jfritz@epix.net with interest and include work history/ experience as well as 3 references.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT WORTHWHILE THRIFT:

You probably already know that the revenue from Worthwhile Thrift is funneled into our programs for survivors, but what you might not know is that Worthwhile Thrift also functions as a place of employment for the women in The Well program.  It's where they get their feet wet in the resume-building, application process, and employment training skills as they work their way through the program.

To help support the store, Worthwhile Wear is making April "Customer Appreciation Month."  In the final week of April, we will be raffling off a gift basket.  Basically, for every $20 spent at the thrift store, a customer can fill out a slip to be entered to win the gift basket.

This is where you come in!

If you're interested in rallying a team or working alone, would you like to assemble a themed gift basket to be raffled out at the store in the final week of April?  If so, we're looking for something valued at about $150 with a theme of your choosing (remember, the basket will be awarded to a Worthwhile Thrift customer, not to the women at The Well).  With your completed basket, we'll also need a list of the basket contents with an estimated value of each item.

Attached is a list of themed baskets we've used in the past, but you are encouraged to brainstorm.  Gift Basket Ideas

Let me know if you are interested.  The drop off location for the completed baskets is: 5835 Easton Road, Plumsteadville, PA 18949.

For more information about Worthwhile Thrift - please visit Worthwhile Website




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